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FYI Updates August 15, 2018

 

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,

But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)
 
Please remember in your prayers this week:
Wally and Cyndi; Ila, Margery, Linda and Jack and Diane; Sandra and mom Pat; Margaret; Venessa; Carol; Dorothy; Yvonne; Tim and Judy; Lila and Keith; Lynn; Brenda and Paul ; Mary ; Bernice; Dorothy; Cathy; Laurel; Ruth; Julia and John; Elaine; Alan; Don; Linda V; Pat and Sean; Stephen and Cailey; Shirley and Dick; Maggie; Joan; Fred and Whitney; Sherry; Colin ; Laura, Jennifer, Meredith, Don and Bill.
 
Rest in Peace:
Robby Morton (relative of Mary and Larry O’Connor)
Carol Guthrie ( sister to Bill Lawrence)
Doug Roswell
Dr George Mok ( father to Victoria Siu)
Fred Townsend ( father to Jonathan Townsend)
Ven. Harvey Southcott ( retired priest)
May God grant rest eternal unto the souls of our brothers Robby, George, Doug, Fred, Harvey and our sister Carol; and let light perpetual shine upon them; may all their souls rise in glory.
Please keep all the families and friends of the dearly departed in your prayers asking that they may find strength and comfort as they mourn.
 
Our Partners in Regional Ministry at St Alban’s,
 
CLAY ( Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth) Conference.  Pray for the youth attendees, organizers, leaders, speakers and drivers as they make their way to Thunder Bay for this spiritual adventure August  15th  - 19th.  May they all be well, safe and filled spiritually
 
For all those impacted by natural made disasters ( especially forest fires and weather related events and storms) and man made disasters throughout the world,| Environmentally, Socially and politically.
 
Pray for safe travel for all who travel at this bust time of year.
 
Sharon’s sermon from Sunday 12th August can be found on the church website, or you can just click on:
 
LED lights are now installed, inside and outside the church building.  We owe a great debt of thanks to those parish members who gave up their time to be here and help by flattening and packing boxes, taking old fixtures apart, packing up tubes and bulbs, etc.  Please thank Ken Newcombe, John Benbow, Ray Duffield, Mike Geoghegan, Dennis Johns, Roger Rawluk, Andy Suga, Dusan Novak and Dave McFarland for their help, which saved the church money in time saved in the installation, and especially thank Derek Shadlock, who was here just about all the time for two weeks!  Also, thanks are due to Stephan Davis, for much research and leg work working with the electrical company determining what was needed and estimating costs.  We are eligible for a government grant to help with the cost, and it is estimated that the whole thing will be repaid in hydro savings inside 2-3 years!
 
Also, a big thank you! To Charlotte Bouckley, who singlehandedly cleaned a ton of weeds out of the Adelaide Street side rose bed, restored the bushes and bought and spread the protective mulch.  That bed looks great now, so thank you to Charlotte!!  Took her about a week!
 
Alpha.   Having conversation about life, faith, and Jesus, is hard. Alpha is about creating a welcoming, friendly place where people can come and ask questions to explore the Christian faith.  Starting on September 25th , please join us at St. Jude’s for seven Tuesday evenings, to deepen your understanding about your faith. The first evening we’ll start at 6 pm with dinner and conclude at 9 pm. Subsequent Tuesday sessions run from 7 – 9 pm. The wrap up will be Friday November 9th  from 7 – 9 pm and Saturday November 10th  from 9 am – 4 pm. Each session begins with conversation and refreshments, followed by a short video, and concluding with small group discussion. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex and we’ll be happy to find rides for anyone who prefers not to drive in the evenings. Friends and relatives are most welcome. There is no cost for the programme – all materials are provided. For more information: Fr. Bill, Fr. Matt or your Wardens.
 
Back to Church Sunday   We return to two services on Sunday September 9th. A breakfast for all is scheduled between the services at 9:15 am.  Volunteers are needed to help with the prep, muffins, serving and clean up. Please contact Glenda Hayward at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 519-951-8154 if you can help.
 
Family in Need  Thanks to all for your very generous response to provide help for the Mom and four sons who need our help this summer.  Most of the requested items have been received and delivered. We have been able to purchase curtains for 2 windows and curtain rods for all.
Remaining on the wish list are the following: 6 dining room / kitchen chairs; wardrobe (approx. 3½ feet wide x 6 feet high); new flatware for 6 – 8 people; toaster; set of everyday dishes; cash for 2 sets of curtains and bus tickets; gift cards for Freshco or Walmart.  Any duplicate items have been passed on to other families in need or stored for future requests. Thank you!
 
Daily Bread
Once again thanks for your August donations to Daily Bread.
We received 18 toilet paper rolls, 12 jars pasta sauce and 2 jars of peanut butter which were the additional requested items for this month. As well, 14 canned goods, 15 canned protein, 1 box of cereal, 35 granola bars,2 juice boxes, 11 pasta pkgs, 2 pkg rice, 1 can soup and 1 box of tea.
Mark your calendars, the next Daily Bread Sunday is September 9th.

 
St. Aidan’s Church (1246 Oxford Street West) is celebrating its patronal festival in some style, on Saturday 8th September.  We are invited to help them celebrate the festival, which begins at 1.30 pm with games and a bouncy castle for the children, and performers Iain Stevenson at 3.00 pm , and Matt “Elvis” Martin at 3.30 pm.  Dinner will follow, and there will be a cash bar..
Tickets are $30.00 for concert and dinner, $20.00 for concert only, and kids eat free!  Call 519-471-1430 for tickets.
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
 
Turkey Roast!  St. Alban's cordially invites the members of St. Jude's congregation to our Annual Turkey Roast to be held on Saturday, September 22nd , 2018.
The doors will be open at 5:30 pm, and  Dinner will be at 6 pm. There will be a Silent Auction following dinner.
Tickets: $20.00 Adults, $12.00 children 10 and under, but only a limited number of tickets are available, so don’t delay! You can reserve your tickets through the St. Alban’s church office at 519-455-5788.
Please join us for an evening of fun and camaraderie.
(We have 10 tickets here in the (St. Jude’s) office, first come . . . .)
 
Thought for the day, courtesy of Jack Beedle:
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us. 
 
 
E'en in these bleak November days
There's gladness for the heart that heeds.
Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)
 
Readings for next Sunday, 3rd December, Advent 1
First Reading: Isaiah 64.1-9   Psalm 80. 1-7, 17-19
Second Reading: Corinthians 1.3-9  Gospel: Mark 13.24-37
 
Sharon’s  sermon from last Sunday, can be found on the church website, or you can just click on:
 
Please hold the following people and those that they love and trust in your prayers over the next week:
Linda, Don and Marion, Rick and Carol; Margaret and family; Helen, Kathy; Des and Helen; Bruce; Venessa; Carol; Cyndi; Bertha and Fran; Dorothy and Teresa; Yvonne and Suzette; Tim and Judy; Justin; Sandra and Pat; Lila and Keith; Robby; Lynn; Alina and Jon; Brenda and Paul; Shirley and Dick; Barbara; Mary; Anne; Bernice; Dorothy; Diane and Jack, Chris, Alan and Margaret, Cathy, Lauren, Ruth, Norma, Linda, Eileen, Sean and Pat, Kelly Doris, Wendy, Sandra, Tina and Chris, Michael, George, Robin, Elizabeth, David, Coleen, Nancy, Debbie
The Church of St Albans, our Regional Ministry Partners.
Rest in Peace: Maria Czerniawski. May her soul find rest eternal and rise in glory, and may son Dusan Novak and family find peace and comfort as they mourn.
Rest in Peace :  Kay Leslie Brown wife of Major the Rev’d Dr. Michael Peterson. May Kay Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
 
This year’s Advent Prayer booklet “Advent Longings -15 minutes with God in Prayer” is available on line or in hard copy. You are encouraged to access this resource for your Advent journey. Some black and white hard copies will be in Narthex in time for Advent. We want to provide for anyone who wants a copy but don’t want to waste paper. More copies can always be made.  For additional copies or questions speak with Sharon Frank.
On line:
OR www.diohuron.org  then go to Ministries and click on Abundant Life.
 
If you feel that yourself or someone you know would benefit from prayer, please contact the church office (Rev’d. Bill Ward or Rosalie) at 519-660-6198, OR call Sharon Frank (Prayer and Pastoral Care Team Leader) at 519-933-3164.
 
Regional Ministry news:  This Sunday, 3rd December, after the 10.00 am service, we shall be welcoming the congregation from St. Alban’s for brunch and a chance for us to meet and get to know each other.  In All Saints Hall, and food will be provided, so please come to welcome our new partners in ministry.
 
FundScrip. Carol and Rick advise us that FundScrip is now offering Tim Horton’s gift cards in $15.00 and $25.00 denominations (Finally!!  Timmys!!). We will be taking orders for all cards on December 3rd . This will be the last one before the holidays - great stocking stuffers!!.
Make sure you stock up on Christmas gifts, grocery cards and gas cards to carry you through the holiday season.
 
Christmas Lunch Bunch will meet Friday 1st December, Holy Eucharist at 11.15 am, followed by a scrumptious Christmas lunch around 12.00 noon.  Turkey, dressing and gravy will be provided, but bring your favourite veggie, salads, dessert, etc., for all to share - yes, wine too if you like!!  (Maybe best to check with Glenda, 519-951-8154, about what you will bring, to make sure things are balanced).
Following lunch, once again Christina and husband Andrew will be here to lead us in Carols and Christmas favourites.  Everyone is welcome!!
 
After Bazaar sales!!  The ACW ladies will be offering items, left unsold at the Bazaar, for sale after both services this Sunday - in the St. Martha Room, lower level.  A chance to get some of those things you missed!
 
Stamps!! As you receive Christmas cards this year, don’t forget to save the stamps - they can be used to buy Bibles.
 
Also, stamps!   In 1976 Canada Post used one of our windows for a Christmas stamp, the Nativity window given by the Rev’d. Lloyd Cracknell in Memory of his wife.  We have just been given a first cover sheet of these stamps, which we can dispose of in any way we like, but do they have a value?  A lot of parish members bought these stamps on the day of issue.  Is there a parish philatelist who can advise us on their possible value, and how best we can find a good home fo them?
 
Envelopes.  We shall soon be making up your envelopes for 2018.  Unless we hear from you to the contrary, the same envelope orders will be made up as for 2017.  Please let Rosalie know as soon as possible.
 
The church's Sunday School and Youth want to say - A big, big, thank you to everyone who supported the Sunday school children and youth at their bake sale on Sunday. Once again the kids were overwhelmed by the wonderful response from the parishioners in support of their outreach project. They raised $577.00! Over and above this a donation of $500.00 was received to put towards our outreach initiatives. This year we will be supporting three families with a total of ten children. We shall be going shopping on Saturday evening to find gifts for these families, and any children who wish to join the shopping trip please contact Michelle Davis. Also, thank you!! to the families for their contributions of baked goods.
 
Christmas on Memory Lane.  An evening of seasonal music at St. George’s Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road, this Friday 1st December, starting at 7.30 pm.  Featuring a host of stars!  Angus Sinclair, Rev’ds  Matt (Elvis) Martin, Tim Connor, and Dale Nikkel and family, the Cantorian Choir, etc. 
Tickets are $20.00 adults, Students $15.00, Children $10.00 from 519-438-2994.
 
On Saturday, December 2nd , London community choirs and instrumentalists will again join together at St. Paul's Cathedral to present the “Children's Messiah”, beginning at 4.00 pm.  It is a specially-designed, one-hour, performance of the best-known arias and choruses from G. F. Handel's well-loved oratorio 'Messiah'.
The performance is designed so that children may respond to the music in their own age-appropriate way. Last year the children danced, ran around (including amongst the choir and instrumentalists), were engaged with the performers and had an experience of a lifetime.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided for the children after the performance.
 
Brassroots presents its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 pm at St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St., London.  Our annual celebration of the Joy of Christmas features guests Stephen Holowitz and the Choir of St. James Westminster Anglican Church, offering festive fanfares, carols and seasonal favorites.
Pay-What-You-Can at the door, with our best wishes for the holiday season!
 
Christmas in our Time.  At St. John the Evangelist church, at 2.30 pm on Sunday 10th December, St. John’s Children’s Ministry presents a play in which the Nativity figures question their relevance in today’s busy world.  No charge, and carol singing, hot chocolate, cider and cookies after the show!!
 
Synchro swimming!!  On Sunday 3rd December, 6.30 - 8.00 pm, the London Synchronised Swimming Team will present a spectacular show of precision swimming at the CG Aquatic Centre.  A chance to see Ellie show off her talents!!  Fr. Bill and Aimee will probably be there!
Entry by donation.
 
Victorian Christmas Tea on 9th December is sold out!!  (Told you to get your tickets early)
  
Update for 29th November
 
E'en in these bleak November days
There's gladness for the heart that heeds.
Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)
 
Readings for next Sunday, 3rd December, Advent 1
First Reading: Isaiah 64.1-9   Psalm 80. 1-7, 17-19
Second Reading: Corinthians 1.3-9  Gospel: Mark 13.24-37
 
Sharon’s  sermon from last Sunday, can be found on the church website, or you can just click on:
 
Please hold the following people and those that they love and trust in your prayers over the next week:
Linda, Don and Marion, Rick and Carol; Margaret and family; Helen, Kathy; Des and Helen; Bruce; Venessa; Carol; Cyndi; Bertha and Fran; Dorothy and Teresa; Yvonne and Suzette; Tim and Judy; Justin; Sandra and Pat; Lila and Keith; Robby; Lynn; Alina and Jon; Brenda and Paul; Shirley and Dick; Barbara; Mary; Anne; Bernice; Dorothy; Diane and Jack, Chris, Alan and Margaret, Cathy, Lauren, Ruth, Norma, Linda, Eileen, Sean and Pat, Kelly Doris, Wendy, Sandra, Tina and Chris, Michael, George, Robin, Elizabeth, David, Coleen, Nancy, Debbie
The Church of St Albans, our Regional Ministry Partners.
Rest in Peace: Maria Czerniawski. May her soul find rest eternal and rise in glory, and may son Dusan Novak and family find peace and comfort as they mourn.
Rest in Peace :  Kay Leslie Brown wife of Major the Rev’d Dr. Michael Peterson. May Kay Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
 
This year’s Advent Prayer booklet “Advent Longings -15 minutes with God in Prayer” is available on line or in hard copy. You are encouraged to access this resource for your Advent journey. Some black and white hard copies will be in Narthex in time for Advent. We want to provide for anyone who wants a copy but don’t want to waste paper. More copies can always be made.  For additional copies or questions speak with Sharon Frank.
On line:
OR www.diohuron.org  then go to Ministries and click on Abundant Life.
 
If you feel that yourself or someone you know would benefit from prayer, please contact the church office (Rev’d. Bill Ward or Rosalie) at 519-660-6198, OR call Sharon Frank (Prayer and Pastoral Care Team Leader) at 519-933-3164.
 
Regional Ministry news:  This Sunday, 3rd December, after the 10.00 am service, we shall be welcoming the congregation from St. Alban’s for brunch and a chance for us to meet and get to know each other.  In All Saints Hall, and food will be provided, so please come to welcome our new partners in ministry.
 
FundScrip. Carol and Rick advise us that FundScrip is now offering Tim Horton’s gift cards in $15.00 and $25.00 denominations (Finally!!  Timmys!!). We will be taking orders for all cards on December 3rd . This will be the last one before the holidays - great stocking stuffers!!.
Make sure you stock up on Christmas gifts, grocery cards and gas cards to carry you through the holiday season.
 
Christmas Lunch Bunch will meet Friday 1st December, Holy Eucharist at 11.15 am, followed by a scrumptious Christmas lunch around 12.00 noon.  Turkey, dressing and gravy will be provided, but bring your favourite veggie, salads, dessert, etc., for all to share - yes, wine too if you like!!  (Maybe best to check with Glenda, 519-951-8154, about what you will bring, to make sure things are balanced).
Following lunch, once again Christina and husband Andrew will be here to lead us in Carols and Christmas favourites.  Everyone is welcome!!
 
After Bazaar sales!!  The ACW ladies will be offering items, left unsold at the Bazaar, for sale after both services this Sunday - in the St. Martha Room, lower level.  A chance to get some of those things you missed!
 
Stamps!! As you receive Christmas cards this year, don’t forget to save the stamps - they can be used to buy Bibles.
 
Also, stamps!   In 1976 Canada Post used one of our windows for a Christmas stamp, the Nativity window given by the Rev’d. Lloyd Cracknell in Memory of his wife.  We have just been given a first cover sheet of these stamps, which we can dispose of in any way we like, but do they have a value?  A lot of parish members bought these stamps on the day of issue.  Is there a parish philatelist who can advise us on their possible value, and how best we can find a good home fo them?
 
Envelopes.  We shall soon be making up your envelopes for 2018.  Unless we hear from you to the contrary, the same envelope orders will be made up as for 2017.  Please let Rosalie know as soon as possible.
 
The church's Sunday School and Youth want to say - A big, big, thank you to everyone who supported the Sunday school children and youth at their bake sale on Sunday. Once again the kids were overwhelmed by the wonderful response from the parishioners in support of their outreach project. They raised $577.00! Over and above this a donation of $500.00 was received to put towards our outreach initiatives. This year we will be supporting three families with a total of ten children. We shall be going shopping on Saturday evening to find gifts for these families, and any children who wish to join the shopping trip please contact Michelle Davis. Also, thank you!! to the families for their contributions of baked goods.
 
Christmas on Memory Lane.  An evening of seasonal music at St. George’s Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road, this Friday 1st December, starting at 7.30 pm.  Featuring a host of stars!  Angus Sinclair, Rev’ds  Matt (Elvis) Martin, Tim Connor, and Dale Nikkel and family, the Cantorian Choir, etc. 
Tickets are $20.00 adults, Students $15.00, Children $10.00 from 519-438-2994.
 
On Saturday, December 2nd , London community choirs and instrumentalists will again join together at St. Paul's Cathedral to present the “Children's Messiah”, beginning at 4.00 pm.  It is a specially-designed, one-hour, performance of the best-known arias and choruses from G. F. Handel's well-loved oratorio 'Messiah'.
The performance is designed so that children may respond to the music in their own age-appropriate way. Last year the children danced, ran around (including amongst the choir and instrumentalists), were engaged with the performers and had an experience of a lifetime.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided for the children after the performance.
 
Brassroots presents its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 pm at St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St., London.  Our annual celebration of the Joy of Christmas features guests Stephen Holowitz and the Choir of St. James Westminster Anglican Church, offering festive fanfares, carols and seasonal favorites.
Pay-What-You-Can at the door, with our best wishes for the holiday season!
 
Christmas in our Time.  At St. John the Evangelist church, at 2.30 pm on Sunday 10th December, St. John’s Children’s Ministry presents a play in which the Nativity figures question their relevance in today’s busy world.  No charge, and carol singing, hot chocolate, cider and cookies after the show!!
 
Synchro swimming!!  On Sunday 3rd December, 6.30 - 8.00 pm, the London Synchronised Swimming Team will present a spectacular show of precision swimming at the CG Aquatic Centre.  A chance to see Ellie show off her talents!!  Fr. Bill and Aimee will probably be there!
Entry by donation.
 
Victorian Christmas Tea on 9th December is sold out!!  (Told you to get your tickets early)